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Can I sell my Comp tickets to O, and how much are they worth?

Discussion in 'Comps' started by BnV226, May 26, 2013.

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  1. BnV226

    BnV226 Low-Roller

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    Hi all,
    I was able to sneak in a trip at the end of June and booked an offer at Bellagio for 3 nts, and 2 free tickets to O.

    It was a regular spring Bellagio direct offer booked through VIP services. I was informed the tickets "are not orchestra seats" but was given no other info. I made the reservations for the sat. night show on June 29 @ 7:30 pm.

    Thing is, I already saw O and kind of would rather off load the tickets if I can...so that's my question.

    I know I have to go to the box office on sat. the 29th and pick up the tickets (not a problem). But after that, can I try and sell them on craigslist or something...for a discount? I'm not trying to scalp them or anything so it should be ok, right? What would two tickets to O run? I put in my details and minimum tickets to that show on B website is around $240 (for both). Has anyone done this before?
    I figure, worst case, the buyer doesn't show up and my wife and I see the show again...

    Thanks in advance,
    BnV:peace:
     
  2. paperposter

    paperposter VIP Whale

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    yes and what ever somebody will give.
    if a little cunfused are u getting them nite of show if so craigslist wont work as you cant sell something you dont where they will be seated.
    you will probaly have to just sell them the nite at the show,if its sold you will have no problem getting rid of them if not you will be nickled and dimed.

    ps you wont be they only one selling as for most events there are casino comps. i paid 5 dollars to see bill mahar that somebody was selling as comps.
     
  3. aperez1988

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    tickets

    you can prolly sell them for 75$ a piece or so depending on the seats. I think they go for like $150-180 each still.
     
  4. BnV226

    BnV226 Low-Roller

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    Thanks for the replies,
    yes, I will be picking up the tickets the day of the show, I was going to list 2 tickets to O on craigs without the seats, perhaps at a lower amount until the night of...
    I was just curious if anyone had any experience with this before...

    Thanks again :)
     
  5. jh46

    jh46 Low-Roller

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    Why don't you ask if you can get 2 tickets to a different Cirque show that you haven't seen? They might be willing to do that.
     
  6. Boogaloo

    Boogaloo Low-Roller

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    Yeah, if you ask nicely, they'll often switch shows - the only exception tends to be 'O', but since you're already a good enough customer to be getting that I don't see why they wouldn't try to accomodate you.
     
  7. kittyglitter_mm

    kittyglitter_mm Low-Roller

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    BnV I sent you a pm regarding the tickets
     
  8. uli_1515

    uli_1515 Low-Roller

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    If you can get the tickets for a later show ill paypal you some money for them right now.
     
  9. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    You are not supposed to sell them, but there is nothing to keep you from doing it. They only scan the tickets to make sure they are valid when people enter.
     
  10. KingBBInLV

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    Yes you can sell them. See if you can pick up the tickets the day before. You will still have no problem selling them if you pick them up on Saturday.

    I have sold A LOT of tickets on CL, stub hub and in person over the last 3 years.

    O tickets for a Sat night should go for close to or for face value. The show is consistently sold out especially on Saturday nights.

    When you post your ad do not include the seat numbers! Just put the section and row and state if the seats are together. You can also include a picture with the seat numbers blocked out.

    Have the person that is going to buy the tickets meet you before the show either at your hotel or at an MLife box office so they can make sure that the tickets are legit and so if the first person doesn't show up then you can offer them to another person.

    If they want to check that the tickets are legit you just tell the box office person that you got the tickets from a friend and wanted to make sure they are good for tonight's show. You can legally resell tickets in LV as long as you are not selling them for more then the face value.

    Make sure you put your phone number in the ad, most people won't want to email back and forth.

    When you put your phone number in the ad make sure you post it like this 702-555-121TWO and not like this 702-555-1212. It will cut down on the scammers and telemarketers.


    Good luck, you should have no problem selling those tickets at a good price.
     
  11. BnV226

    BnV226 Low-Roller

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    Wow...this was the response I was looking for.
    As we get closer I would love to sell them through VMB (if we are allowed to do that here:peace:
    Otherwise I will just hope to get a bite on CL...
    I will try to get close to face value, but will def. be willing to negotiate.

    I appreciate all the tips and hints:nworthy::nworthy:

    BnV:peace:
     
  12. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    And,some folks prefer email.

    Whatever you do, make sure you include enough information. My number one problem with Craigs list is lack of description. And then, to make matters worse, I email for more information, and nobody replies.
     
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    craiger122003 Low-Roller

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    I am a local depending on which Saturday and the price I would be all in. I would love to take my wife to this show. Bnv LMK a price Thanks EDIT: Just reread end of June I am game. I can also trade you liquor for the tickets.
    And as a local i can provide insider tips. Either way thanks for the consideration
     
  14. KingBBInLV

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    There's a few reasons why nobody replies to emails and they don't put a lot of information, 1. cause it's easier to deal with people in 1 phone call, or 2. they aren't really selling anything, they are just collecting email addresses and names so they can put them on a list and either sell it or spam you later on with dick pill offers. If they put all the info in the ad you wouldn't email them and they wouldn't be able to get your email address to include on those lists.

    In my experience it is much better to put a phone number, but what would I know I've only successfully sold hundreds of sets of tickets on CL and other sites.

    Put it this way, you put your ad on CL with your phone number and email. The person who calls you about them tries to haggle you down to get them at half price, you tell them no but you do drop the price some token amount like $10 or $20 to let them think they won and they agree to buy the tixs, you meet them within 15 mins and the tixs are sold and cash is in your pocket. Meanwhile the person that emailed you to ask "are the tickets still available" still hasn't made up their mind if they even really want to go to the show but it's tough luck for them anyway since in 1 phone call you have already sold them.


    Here's a sample of one of my ads for the OP:

    TITLE:
    FS: 2 CIRQUE (PUT SHOW NAME HERE OP) HARD TIXS 4 TNITE,AWESOME SEATS,CHEAP!!

    BODY:

    I received these two tickets from my host, they are 2 HARD TICKETS in hand and are in the center orchestra 103, row D, 4th row from the stage.

    These are great seats and I'm selling them way below face value.

    Face on the pair is around $350 after taxes and LET fee, I will take the first $280.

    You can use the $70 savings on a nice dinner or drinks before or after the show!

    First person to call or text that they want them will get them, but please dont call or text and offer me a ridiculous price like the last guy. If I dont sell them on here I'll just go to the show with my girl rather then take a lowball offer like $100 for $350 tixs. Thanks.

    Call Ryan @ 702-555-121TWO

    I wound up taking $260 for them, they were tickets that I got from MYVegas for cashing in some LP's.

    Also, only take CASH FOR THEM!! NO TITO's, NO CHIPS UNLESS YOU ARE 1000% SURE THEY ARE CURRENT AND LEGIT, NO CHECKS AND NO LIQUOR!

    In 3 years and hundreds of sets of tickets I've only not been able to sell 3 pairs, they were for Tom Arnold, Jeff Trachta and FLO-Rida.

    Good Luck OP but you won't need it, like I said, O tickets sell very well, use my example above if you want and you'll have no problem selling them.
     
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    If nothing else just hang out a few yards from the ticket booth and offer them to someone walking up. If the money isn't a big deal I think it would be fun to just wander up to a couple that looks like they're honeymooning on a budget or something like that and just offer them up as a nice gesture.
     
  16. BnV226

    BnV226 Low-Roller

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    I am looking to offload these tickets if the offer is right,
    they are for sat., June 29th @ 7:30 PM Two Tickets
    Laggia Right (I think, or left, similar views), section 300 (class D tickets)
    It is an upper section, I would take a look at Bellagio's seat map where you can click on the section to see the view :)
    http://bellagio.com/o-cirque-du-soleil/seating-chart.aspx

    PM me an offer if interested, I can meet you outside the Bellagio box office the day of the show.
     
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